Double Arm Transplant Receiver Expresses Thanks to Boston Surgeons

November 26, 2014 12:11 PM

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Double Arm Transplant Receiver Expresses Thanks to Boston Surgeons

The Brigham & Women's Hospital surgeons have been thanked by a 40-year-old quadruple amputee on Tuesday. The surgeons carried out an unusual dual arm transplant on him last month. He explained the experience of getting the new limbs as strange.

Will Lautzenheiser lost his arms and legs after a battle with a severe streptococcal infection streptococcal infection in 2011. He has limited function in the new arms, which are encumbered by wrappings to help out with healing. The arms that came from an anonymous donor through the New England Orga...

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